A Ok-pop act’s title monitor isn’t at all times the very best track on their album, even when it’s the one most individuals will hear. Generally, b-sides deserve recognition too. Within the singles-oriented world of Ok-pop, I wish to highlight a few of these buried treasures and provides them the props they deserve.
Key improved an already-solid album together with his Killer repackage. New track Simple doesn’t do a lot for me, however the title monitor is a complete triumph (even when I could have barely overrated it in my preliminary evaluation). Rounding out this launch is Heartless, which was teased by SMent as an “intense rock dance track.” As I discussed on twitter, this track description and I are mainly soulmates. I am keen on huge dance music with a rock base. Ultimately, Heartless doesn’t fairly scratch that itch. However, it’s one other standout from the every-consistent Key.
The rock parts right here really feel a bit like window dressing and are most evident through the pulsing verses. I might have amped this vitality even additional, however I really like the aggressive percussion that underlines a lot of the monitor. Heartless additionally features a contact of caprice in each its melody and instrumental thrives, providing an attention-grabbing sense of distinction. I’m unsure it at all times works, however these touches forestall the track from feeling too one-note.
As at all times, Key’s charismatic efficiency is pushed entrance and middle. He has a manner of imbuing each track he data with a singular sense of himself. Heartless might have been delivered by any variety of idol acts, however it wouldn’t have fairly the identical edge. That’s the magic of a very compelling performer.